Jul
21
Sat
Big Daddy’s Down With Cancer @ Dave's Hideaway
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm

Among Findlay’s motorcycle-riding, beer-drinking, live-music-loving crowd, Dave Turner is fondly remembered as the life of any party. But his name is also synonymous with a much softer identity: charitable giving.

The man behind the name at Dave’s Hideaway Lounge died June 23, leaving behind a huge family, a handful of small businesses and a legacy of hosting benefits and bike runs for anyone who was down on their luck.

He also leaves behind explicit instructions to hold a benefit in his own memory, in support of a cause that kept him alive since 1994.

In a public post in which Turner detailed his 24-year journey with cancer, he wrote: “There are no other treatments available for me. It looks like my journey will end in a few months. … One of my last wishes is to have a benefit for cancer research, with all the donations to go to the Cleveland Clinic marked for cancer research.”

Tonja Sheline, Turner’s daughter who is also now the manager at Dave’s Hideaway, said her father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer in late May and was given three months to live. He immediately began planning a benefit called “Big Daddy’s Down With Cancer,” which references his longtime nickname.

Turner died two months earlier than the doctors predicted, at age 79. This Saturday, the memorial bike run Turner helped plan for himself will go on without him.

Kickstands will go up at noon, with riders setting out on a five-stop poker run. The cost is $20 per bike, which includes a T-shirt and a meal. Sheline said Turner’s goal was to raise $10,000 and, based on those who have signed up so far, the event is set to easily exceed that amount.

Live music will start at 1 p.m. with country music artist Matt Venhaus, followed by Freddy Neal at 4:30. Ground Chuck will take the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. There is no admission charge for the events at the bar, which also includes bike games, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

Dave’s Hideaway is well-versed in hosting benefits, with Sheline noting her father never turned down a request to host a benefit or a bike run. Even as his health declined and he became reliant on oxygen treatments, Turner was a constant presence at the bar and its many charitable functions.

Turner was diagnosed with voice box cancer in 1994 and underwent a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Findlay. The cancer returned six years later, and Turner sought treatment at Cleveland Clinic. After laser surgery and a series of checkups, he was considered “cured.”

Lung cancer was first diagnosed in 2011, when a small portion of a lobe was removed. The lung cancer reappeared in 2015 and required 30 radiation treatments. Finally, in 2018, a more aggressive form of lung cancer was detected — “A whole new ballgame,” Turner wrote. Due to his age and the collapse of his left lung, chemotherapy and radiation were not feasible options. He was given a three-month prognosis.

“The reason I wanted to share my story,” Turner wrote, “is so that people know that with radiation and laser treatments, my life has been extended for more than 20 years. That time has allowed me to witness and be a part of my children’s life, births of grandchildren, graduations, weddings, even great-grandchildren. I have been blessed.

“Without the clinic my journey would have been a short one,” Turner continued. “God bless to all who can donate.”

According to Turner’s obituary, he died at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.

He opened his first bar, The Swing Doors, in 1969 in Toledo. He went on to own several other bars in the Toledo and Findlay areas. He moved to Findlay in 1973 and opened Siding Outlet & Builders, followed by Galaxie Construction, Turner’s C.B Shop and Southside Family Restaurant. At the time of his death, he owned Cherokee Construction, Accurate Cab, Findlay Siding and Building Supply and Dave’s Hideaway Lounge, along with dozens of rental properties.

No prior registration is required to participate in Saturday’s bike run, though T-shirt preorders began June 1. Contact Dave’s Hideaway at 419-425-1027 to register or for more information.

Jul
23
Mon
50 North NASA Series: “The Space Race” @ 50 North
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm

50 North is cooperating with The Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, the hometown of Neil Armstrong, to present a new NASA series.

Registration and a $2 fee are required for each program. All programs begin at 1 p.m. Dates and times include:

• July 23, “The Space Race”: In 1957, the Soviet Union put the first man-made object, Sputnik, into orbit around the Earth. A month later, Sputnik II carried the first space traveler, Laika the dog, causing shock around the world. The Space Race had begun. Registration is required by Thursday.

Jul
24
Tue
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Hancock County ADAMHS Board
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can sign up for a class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training model (CRAFT).

The class will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, at the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, 438 Carnahan Ave. A maximum of 10 participants will be accepted into the class.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers.

The class is free, and participants are encouraged to purchase the book, though copies will be available to borrow. Call the ADAMHS Board office at 419-424-1985 to register.

Jul
26
Thu
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.

Essential Oils: Insect Repellant @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

An essential oil program will be offered at 6 p.m. July 26 at the Bluffton Public Library.

Participants will make insect repellent using simple household ingredients and essential oils. The fee is $5 and includes a spray bottle and all ingredients. Registration is required by Thursday.

Jul
31
Tue
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Hancock County ADAMHS Board
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can sign up for a class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training model (CRAFT).

The class will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, at the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, 438 Carnahan Ave. A maximum of 10 participants will be accepted into the class.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers.

The class is free, and participants are encouraged to purchase the book, though copies will be available to borrow. Call the ADAMHS Board office at 419-424-1985 to register.

Aug
2
Thu
Friends of the Upper Sandusky Community Library Book Sale @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Friends group of the Upper Sandusky Community Library is accepting donations for a book sale.

Gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks will be accepted through July 28.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4. A preview sale for Friends members will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1. To join the group, stop by the circulation desk.

Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.

Aug
3
Fri
Friends of the Upper Sandusky Community Library Book Sale @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Friends group of the Upper Sandusky Community Library is accepting donations for a book sale.

Gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks will be accepted through July 28.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4. A preview sale for Friends members will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1. To join the group, stop by the circulation desk.

Aug
4
Sat
Friends of the Upper Sandusky Community Library Book Sale @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Friends group of the Upper Sandusky Community Library is accepting donations for a book sale.

Gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks will be accepted through July 28.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4. A preview sale for Friends members will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1. To join the group, stop by the circulation desk.

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